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Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:47 - Updated Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:47

Tunisia grants amnesty to 2,391 prisoners on Revolution anniversary

TUNIS -- Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday granted amnesty to 2,391 prisoners on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution, the Tunisian Presidency said in a statement.

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A total of 502 detainees were released while the others were granted reduction of jail terms, according to the statement.

The amnesty decision was taken after Saied met with Justice Minister Mohamed Karim Jamoussi.

During the meeting, the Tunisian president highlighted the need to review the standards adopted in granting the amnesty as well as objectivity and equality in the standards that should be applied to all.

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